It’s small-minded and negative to think racism can’t be stopped. Racism is a manufactured consciousness and it can be outsmarted. Here are some ideas for anti-racist education the POTUS can provide, followed by an article giving a brief history of racism with a provocative explanation of what racism is all about. Here are some ideas for the White House to end the worst problem in USA civil society.
1. Conduct a weekly media show detailing the roots and ridiculousness of racism 2. Sponsor knowledgeable anti-racism specialists like Tim Wise, Jane Elliot and many others to speak repeatedly directly to racist-minded people in the USA 3. Convene an worldwide anti-racism conference at the UN, shades of Durban 4. Put VP Harris in charge of the Racism Eradication Program (REP) to REPeatedly REPresent the REPair of the REPrehensible racist mindset 5. Sponsor a series of anti-racism musical concerts to be filmed and shown over and over, including rap, rock, classical, jazz, punk, folk, country, bluegrass, opera, house, etc and create dances for the music 6. Publish relevant anti-racism articles on the White House website and in publications all over the world 7. Commission artworks that teach the right message, then extol those works as they are placed in prominent showcases, museums, in his office, etc 8. Produce a series of lectures recorded and reported widely with the REP message, creating clever slogans and mottos that can permeate the public consciousness 9. Write a book about racism and/or have others do so 10. Speak every single day with an anti-racist message.
Or do virtually nothing, as Biden has done. The man who told “Black Americans” he has “got their back” is slacking. It took me ten minutes or less to brainstorm those ideas. And I’m not getting paid $400,000 like Biden or $174,000 like his office crew. They could put this in motion tomorrow. The conspicuous lack of ideas from the White House speaks to their lack of knowledge, lack of interest, and lack of of will. It’s not only about legislation, it’s mostly about education. Anything would be better than nothing.
The article linked below gives a brief history of racism; it’s not the definitive be-all, end-all.